Monthly Archives: April 2011

First-round Ruminations

This morning I’m thinking of David Poile, for this morning, the former Caps’ GM is savoring his first playoff series win since he arrived in Nashville to guide the expansion Predators in 1998, and his first postseason triumph since the … Continue reading

Posted in Carrie Underwood (the First Lady of Pucks), Chicago Blackhawks, David Poile, Michal Neuvirth, Morning cup-a-joe, Nashville Predators, New York Rangers, NHL playoffs, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments

History Can Hear Us

Here’s the History Will Be Made spot that ran during game 5.

Posted in New York Rangers, NHL playoffs, Video Clips, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments

A Warrior Moment To Remember for the Red Army

The Capitals may or may not go on to enjoy a prosperous and lengthy run in the 2011 NHL postseason. This morning, all we know for sure is that things are a heck of a lot better in late April … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce Boudreau, Comcast SportsNet, Jill Sorenson, Mike Green, Morning cup-a-joe, New York Rangers, NHL playoffs, Verizon Center, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 5 Comments

Kudos for Caps Fans

Twitterlove for Caps fans from Caps players Continue reading

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We Are Louder! Caps Win in Five: Caps 3 / Rags 1

Posted in New York Rangers, NHL playoffs, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments

Chatting Game 5 with 106.7 the Fan

Friday night fun on the radio with this town’s most passionate and pro-Caps sports voice on the dial, Danny Rouhier of 106.7 the Fan. We preview game 5, noting the parallels of elimination opportunity last April here against Montreal; revel … Continue reading

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A Slice of Canada in Our Own Backyard

Wednesday night I was not only treated to an absolutely amazing hockey game between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals, but I got to experience it in a place that lives and breathes hockey. To be honest I am … Continue reading

Posted in Bugsy's, Hockey hearts, Hockey Heroes, Mike Vogel, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 6 Comments

A Special Night’s Imagery in Old Media

A tale of two much different looking front pages for big dailies on Thursday, with the Washington Post offering a rare but much welcomed exhibit of Capitals’ playoff triumph above the fold, in glorious color, while the New York Daily … Continue reading

Posted in Jason Chimera, Media, New York Rangers, NHL playoffs, Print, Washington Post, Washington Redskins, Washington the hockey town | 2 Comments

Washington’s Greatest Fatigue

It’s the only morning that Metro’s tolerable: the a.m. after a Capitals’ triumph in extended sudden death overtime, and the early shifters among the D.C. workforce who followed it all are snoozing from too early a summoning alarm clock. But … Continue reading

Posted in Hockey hearts, Hockey Heroes, NHL playoffs, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 7 Comments

Game Notes: A Tale of Four Teams

Ah, the joys of being a Caps’ backer. Last night at the hellhole Garden, we witnessed hockey of the highest and lowest quality from the Capitals. It was a see-saw of a game ended in double OT by Jason Chimera. … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, Marcus Johansson, Morning cup-a-joe, New York Rangers, NHL playoffs, Washington Capitals | 5 Comments